7:00 AM | ****Major coastal storm to impact the NYC metro region from late tonight through late tomorrow night****

6-Day Forecast

Today

A very cold start to the day with mostly sunny skies followed by increasing high clouds late in the day, highs in the mid 20’s

Tonight

Cloudy with snow developing just after midnight, cold, lows not far from 25 degrees

Thursday

Snow mixing with or changing to sleet and/or rain; especially, near the coastline, cannot rule out some “thunder snow”, highs in the low-to-mid 30’s

Thursday Night

Precipitation changes back to snow and lingers into the late evening; otherwise, mostly cloudy, windy, total accumulations of 8-14 inches, cold, mid 20’s

Friday

Becoming partly sunny, cold, upper 30’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, breezy, cold, maybe a few snow showers, low 30’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, cold, more snow showers possible, near 30

Monday

Partly sunny, cold, low-to-mid 30’s

Discussion

A major east coast storm will greatly impact the NYC metro region from later tonight into late tomorrow night with significant snow accumulations and some mixing issues as well. This storm has already caused major problems in the Deep South in terms of ice and snow and a widespread swath of heavy snow is likely over the next 48 hours from the higher elevation mountains of the Carolinas to northern New England and significant icing is possible just to the south and east of this heavy snow accumulation band.

Strong low pressure will move to around Norfolk, VA by later tonight on its way to just off the New Jersey coastline by tomorrow evening and then to near Cape Cod, MA by early Friday. Snow should begin late tonight around here and continue into Thursday then mixing with sleet and/or rain for awhile; especially, near the coastline. If a changeover to mixed precipitation does indeed occur, then it’ll likely change back to “wrap-around” snow late tomorrow as we enter the “cold conveyor belt” region of the storm on its northwest flank. There is also the possibility for some “thunder snow” to occur during this upcoming event and expect varying precipitation intensities on Thursday. The snow will linger into late tomorrow night potentially forcing driving problems to continue into early Friday. Current snowfall estimates are in the 8-14 inch range with the higher amounts in that range occurring in the northern and western suburbs and the lesser amounts close to the city.

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